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  • Horse and Rider, Guatemala, 19th century
    329,490
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  • San Isidro Labrador, 19th century, Guatemala
    560,960
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  • anonymous, Maximon
    511,960
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  • Maximon Articulated Doll, ca. 1950's
    597,960
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  • Santiago/ Saint James, Guatemala, early 20th century
    626,960
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  • Maximon Doll, ca. 1950
    644,960
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  • San Miguel, Indigenous, Guatemala
    498,960
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  • Ajitz (or Maximon?), Guatemala, ca. 1920's
    556,960
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  • Gigante/Judas heads, Guatemala
    435,714
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  • Anonymous, Folk Saint
    594,960
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  • Horse and Rider, 19th Century
    626,960
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  • Horse and Rider (Santiago?)
    532,960
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  • Maximons Figures 1, 1960's-80's
    852,960
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  • Maximons Figures 2, 1950's/60's
    901,960
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  • Antique figures of Maximon, Guatemala's "patron saint" of sinners
    The superbly carved, articulated figures shown here are the oldest and rarest in our collection of Maximon effigies, dating from the beginnings of the 20th century.The much revered folk saint Maximon (San Simon) is a composite of the Mayan tobacco god Mam and the Judas Iscariot of Catholic Europe. Associated with money making, sexual transgressions, drinking and smoking, he is the "patron saint" of the sinners, a character shunned by the Catholic Church. Worshippers offer the usually seated and clothed effigies of Maximon money, alcohol and cigars. He is not approved by the Catholic Church. Many of his followers have a household altar in their homes, with a small effigy of the "saint" sitting in a chair.
    888,960
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  • San Pascual, a Guatemalan Folk Saint (early 20th century)
    This exquisitely carved, articulated figure depicts San Pascual ("El Rey San Pascual"), a folk saint venerated throughout Mayan Guatemala although not approved by the Catholic Church. He rules over the graveyards and is believed to cure infectuous diseases. Possibly a composite of pre-Hispanic death figures, he is represented as a skeleton, sometimes in a cape and wearing a crown. He is often considered the companion or "brother" of Guatemala's other forbidden folk saint, Maximon/San Simon.
    580,960
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  • 19th century Puppet (Español), Guatemala
    399,960
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  • Antique Puppet (Maximon?), Guatemala
    534,960
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  • Antique Ajitz Puppet, Guatemala
    430,960
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  • Antique Caballero Puppet, Guatemala
    445,960
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  • Ajitz, Guatemala, ca. 1920's
    653,960
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  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 1
    1302,960
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  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 2
    1136,960
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  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 3
    Antique Guatemalan slingshots, miniature wood sculptures of tremendous beauty and expressiveness, are a traditional folk art form. Each one is unique. The carvings often represent a person's animal co-spirit (Nahuales of the Mayan spirit world), or historical or religious figures.
    1100,960
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  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 4
    1116,960
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  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 5
    1440,957
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  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 6
    1337,960
    Price On Request
  • Antique slingshots, western highlands, Guatemala 7
    1302,960
    Price On Request
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Guatemalan Folk Art

 

In addition to our stunning collection of traditional, antique Guatemalan dance masks we feature santos and other religious folk art made by indigenous santeros. We also have a large collection of antique, one-of-a-kind folk dolls representing Maximon, Guatemala's unique "patron saint of the sinners", as well as hand-carved antique slingshots of the highest quality which are miniature wood sculptures of tremendous beauty and expressiveness, haunting sculptures of "Judas" or "gigante" heads which are part of Guatemala's Holy Week pageants, and much more.

 

More information and pricing upon request: be.echols@gmail.com

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